Cruisin' Ocean City
May 18-19-20-21, 2023 


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  • Inlet Lot - 809 South Atlantic Ave
  • OC Convention Center - 4001 Coastal Highway

Show Hours

  • 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • 9am-3pm Sunday (Inlet location only)


  • $15/Day for Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • $10 for Sunday
  • $40 Four Day Pass
  • Children Under 14 are free with paid adult




32nd Annual Cruisin Ocean City

May 18-19-20-21, 2023

Cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 32nd Annual Cruisin Ocean City, May 18-19-20-21, 2023.  This event will feature over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics and trucks.  While the main events will take place at the beautiful beachside Inlet Parking lot, which is located along the historic OC boardwalk, and at the Ocean City Convention Center, there will be various car shows citywide.  There will also be entertainment, boardwalk parades, special guests, featured cars, live music, celebrities and more. 

Scheduled to appear at Cruisin 2023 is Joe Martin and Amanda Martin from the hit show Iron Resurrection. Joe and Amanda will be at the Beachside Inlet on Friday May 19th from 11am-4pm and inside the OC Convention Center on Saturday May 20th from 11am-4pm. Also, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic movie American Graffiti with the stars and cars!  From the movie meet Mackenzie Phillips and Candy Clark who will be at the event Thursday and Friday inside the OC Convention Center and Saturday outside at the Beachside Inlet.  Plus make sure to check out the movie show cars on display inside the OC Convention Center on Thursday and Friday.  Additional entertainment includes Deejay Seaside Jimmy, Cruisin Gold Deejay, the 8th Annual Pin Up Contest, a Neon and LED light car show, a pedal car show, drive-in movies, BINGO and live music! 

Back by popular demand, The Doo Wop Project will take the stage on Thursday May 18th. In their epic show The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history! Tickets are on sale now and going fast!  Click here to purchase tickets.  The Doo Wop Project is sure to be an evening of legendary music you won't want to miss!

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway located at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Bruno's Classic Muscle, Classic Auto Mall, Edelbrock, Grundy Insurance, Leed Brakes, One Off Rod & Custom, OPTIMA, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Summit Racing Equipment, Sundance Vacations, and T-Mobile and at the OC Convention Center there will be vendors both inside and outside, including a Swap Meet, selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. For vendor, car corral or swap meet spots please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Inside the OC Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday be sure to check out the Artwork Contender Showcase where select cars will be on display competing to be on furture artwork.  If you think your ride has what it takes please submit a photo to infoevent@specialeventpro.com.

A favorite event as part of Cruisin Ocean City is always the special Boardwalk Parades which will take Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 27th street to the Inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place. Throughout the 4 day event over 500 trophies, plaques and awards will be presented plus lots of giveaways!  

Keep checking back as additional information will be added soon!

Schedule subject to change. Follow @CruisinOceanCity on Facebook for up to date announcements!

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor information email jacklyn@specialeventpro.com .

For sponsor information email sponsors@specialeventpro.com 


Please note the healthy and safety of our participants, attendees and the communities we visit are our foremost concern.  Expect to see additional health and safety measures while attending the event.  



During Cruisin Ocean City the town will be designated as a Special Event Zone.  There will be reduced speed limits and increased fines.  For additional information on the Special Event Zone please visit the Town of Ocean City FAQ page.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condo to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

For additional OC ordinances please click here.

National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

Event Coverage:

Former Mayor Winners OC

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and The Chicken 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!




May 18-19-20-21, 2023



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Cruisin' Ocean City

May 18-19-20-21, 2023
Ocean City, Maryland


Download Application

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1979 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $30 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2023.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


Personal Info

Vehicle Info

*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$65

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The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*